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Guarantees for external rendering

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Jaymes80, 20 Aug 2020.

  1. Jaymes80

    Jaymes80

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    I have found someone with very good reviews online and operating a good number of years who is offering to do a scratch coat & sand/cement render over the pebbledash on my house.

    Ive asked if there is a warranty they give for the work but they have said that they dont do written guarantees for rendering.

    I kind of understand it with it being difficult to legislate for a buildings movement but I just wanted to see if this is standard or if most companies would offer a guarantee and for how long.

    To add, the pebbledash is rock solid, no blows or cracks.
     
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    he should give some sort of guarantee.
    but it’s totally understandable why he doesn’t want to .
    what sort of house is it?
     
  4. Jaymes80

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    Thanks for reply its a 1930's semi-detached in London.

    with the reviews they have, you would think that they would feel confident giving out a 5 or 10 year guarantee so I'm a little bemused.

    I really want to use them to do the front, then when we sell the property I can pass on their details to the new owners if they want to get the remainder done.
     
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    If you found the plasterer via an online site and they can start quite soon :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    no plasterer will give you a guarantee on something that could go badly wrong.
     
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    I dont think they were desperate for the work and it was 4 weeks lead time before they had a gap. There is always a risk unless you know them & their work but sometimes you just have to go on online reviews if you dont and they have great reviews across a couple of different sites and google too. Appreciate its not foolproof but what else can you do...

    fair enough, i realise there is a risk but I guess any works has the potential to go badly wrong, you just want a company you know would try to do their best to help you should issues arise.
     
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